Why Do Children’s Aspirations Matter?

A work in progress seminar with Caroline Hart on January 25th, from 12pm to 1:30pm in Donald McIntyre Building 2S3.  Caroline’s theoretical work builds on Amartya Sen’s capability approach and Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology as well as Social Quality Theory. Caroline will offer some reflections on her research journey and how developing a model of aspiration … Continue reading Why Do Children’s Aspirations Matter?

Call for papers: Digital Fortress Europe: Exploring Boundaries between Media, Migration and Technology

This call for papers might be of interest to our members: “Digital Fortress Europe: Exploring Boundaries between Media, Migration and Technology” 30 and 31 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium The two-day conference “Digital Fortress Europe” intends to be a forum to reflect on the relations between media, migration, and technology. These relations demand our fullest attention … Continue reading Call for papers: Digital Fortress Europe: Exploring Boundaries between Media, Migration and Technology

CfP Infrastructural Relations in the Global North and South

We are sharing the attached call for papers which might of interest to our members: Contributions can be submitted until 25 Jan 2019, following this link: https://www.dkg2019.de/anmeldung_fachsitzungsbeitraege_und_poster/ ; or sent to us via mail until 15 Jan 2019. Organisers: Sören Becker (Bonn University/ HU Berlin): soeren.becker@uni-bonn.de Gerald Aiken (Université de Luxembourg): gerald.aiken@uni.lu Will Eadson (Sheffield Hallam University): W.Eadson@shu.ac.uk Abstract: This … Continue reading CfP Infrastructural Relations in the Global North and South

CfP: The politics of size in higher education – devices, patterns and spatial imaginaries

World Class Universities remind us of what the German novelist Michael Ende (1963) once described as an illusionary giant. The further away one stands, the bigger the giant appears. The greatness of a university seems more apparent if you are not actually learning or working there. While indeed Oxford (UK), Sorbonne (France), or Heidelberg (Germany), … Continue reading CfP: The politics of size in higher education – devices, patterns and spatial imaginaries

CfP: Digital Diasporas

This conference might be of interest to some of our cluster members: Digital Diasporas: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 6-7 June 2019 Venue: School of Advanced Study, Senate House, University of London<https://www.sas.ac.uk/about-us/contact-us&gt; Conference website: https://crosslanguagedynamics.blogs.sas.ac.uk/digital-diasporas/<https://crosslanguagedynamics.blogs.sas.ac.uk/digital-diasporas/&gt; #DigitalDiasporas Since Appadurai wrote on the intertwined phenomena of electronic media and migration as disruptive and defining features of modern subjectivity (1996), the … Continue reading CfP: Digital Diasporas

Bridging the gap between academia and social movements: learning with, not from

By Matias Nestore Besides the brief experiences of the UCU strikes and the Decolonise movement last year, most people in Cambridge don’t see their academic lives as overlapping with activism or social movements. Those of us who do engage in them tend to do so outside of the university domain, given that overlapping factors such … Continue reading Bridging the gap between academia and social movements: learning with, not from

CFP: Intersectional Automations

An upcoming book project which be of interest to some of our cluster members: Intersectional Automations: Robotics, AI, Algorithms, and Equity  Edited Collection (Abstracts Due 1 April 2019) This collection will explore a range of situations where robotics, biotechnological enhancement, artificial intelligence (AI), and algorithmic culture collide with intersectional social justice issues, such as race, … Continue reading CFP: Intersectional Automations